Results for November 2004


Voting was way down this month with 43 votes logged, compared with the last two record-breaking months with well over 60 voters. The number of lurking voters was half of the usually level. The number of past and present members was also down a little, too. I suspect that having it too close to the weekend played a role. We considered postponing it until Monday and, in retrospective, this is what should have happened.

However, this was made up by the four new members who won at awards, most in their first month's competition. Well done, folks!


GENERAL:

New gal, Rosie Perera, has taken to anagramming like a fish to water, and complied a large number of noms in her first month with us.

Her winner here was a favourite of mine and I was very pleased to have nominated it. Her first day lead was modest, but she soon powered ahead and was well clear by Day Two. She maintained this to the finishing line.

The minor placings were hotly contested with Rick, Mike, Richard, Horrid, and Mey all being in contention. Mike and Horrid finished strongly for second and third respectively.

Rosie's win was her first. She also amassed over 57 DFE points, which must be something of a record for a first time entrant.

This was also Mike's first win. It is great to have Mike aboard, given his years of submitting quality anagrams to the Anagram Genius Archives.

Horrid Stretchy Pus now had four awards to his name.


1

  Rosie Perera

41  

An apple each day keeps the doctor away = Hey, claptrap! We eat peaches and do okay.

2

  Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

29  

Sleep deprivation = Tip: naps do relieve

3

  Horrid Stretchy Pus

28  

Someone who says "rubber" in England = Nobody's blushing. No, we mean "eraser".

4

  Mey Kraus

23  

Cut back on payments = Empty bank accounts.

5

  JB

18  

Distasteful = It left us sad.


ENTERTAINMENT:

This was a closely contested category with JB taking a small early lead over David. They went neck and neck into Day Two with JB holding a one point lead. The final day saw David break clear by four points over Rosie who raced through the pack for second place.


1

  David Bourke

40  

A Christmas number one ~ means abhorrent music.

2

  Rosie Perera

36  

Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom = Long days wasted in gimmick.

3

  JB

35  

Paula Radcliffe wins the NY Marathon = Fit new champion had a really fast run.


TOPICAL:

Adrian Hickford was the early leader here with Mey keeping very close behind. Adrian broke away on Day Two and won convincingly, with Richard and Mey very close for the minor placings.

Adrian's win was his 16th this year and his 53th ever on the All Time Table.


1

  Adrian Hickford

49  

US Election Day Easily counted.

2

  Richard Grantham

36  

The Coalition of the Willing = While, in fact, looting the oil.

3

  Mey Kraus

35  

President George W. Bush has won = Ah, depressing news brought woe.


PEOPLES NAMES:

Another close event with Hans-Peter leading out. Mey and Scott passed him on Day Two. Scott finished well on the last day of voting for a five point win.

Scott's fourth win this year brings his total to 12.


1

  Scott Gardner

39  

President of the United States of America = Seems that one stupid rat retained office.

2

  Mey Kraus

34  

The famous painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso = Popularizes Cubism into a phase of art.

3

  Hans-Peter Reich

31  

The astronaut Michael Collins = It's moon launches that I recall.


OTHER NAMES:

I think most of us had a fair idea who would win here. Mey was comparatively quiet this month, but his quality always stands out.

Mey was ten points clear after a few hours and kept that margin though to the end.


1

  Mey Kraus

45  

The ingredients of a McDonald's Shake = Gee, that's odd - a scan finds no 'Milk' here.

2

  Rosie Perera

34  

New York Giants = Towering Yanks.

3

  Rick Rothstein

33  

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons= No lies... cosmetic surgery ain't cheap, fatso.


MEDIUM LENGTH:

Without doubt the closest category of the month and the only one where I rated myself a chance.

Joel Davey, who also joined us this month took the early lead with Tony and myself a few points back. Joel and I were only a couple points apart until Day Two when he broke seven points clear at one stage. That gap narrowed dramatically towards the end and I led by one. The last vote created a tied result.

Joel's win was his first, whereas mine was my 13th for the year and 83rd all up.


1

  Larry Brash

39  

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation chairman, Yasser Arafat =
He is an agitator for a tiny Arab nation. Rests in Peace in Ramallah.

1

  Joel Davey

39  

Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have A Dream" speech was delivered on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., August, 1963. =
Though he was discriminated against then, this outspoken gentleman overwhelmed racial prejudice norms in US over Fall 1963.

3

  Tony Crafter

29  

The leader of the conquistadores, Hernando Cortez =
He rode forth on a desire to conquer the Aztecs' land.


LONG:

David's decision to rework JB's winner from last month was a good one.

David quickly open an unassailable lead and romped home nearly 20 points clear.


1

  David Bourke

63  

A duck walks into a bar and orders a be... = A man, a flamingo, and a black cat ent...

2

  Joe F

46  

Our Father Who art in Heaven Hallowed... = Powerful Lord, Save the earth from Ev...

3

  Mey Kraus

29  

Bush Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey Wed, No... = Baked 'Biscuits' Wed, Nov 24 In a surpr...


SPECIAL:

Six starters here with four strong contenders.

Richard and David were the strongest starters, but Mey was never too far back. On the final day, he powered into the lead to win by just four points over Richard, with David dropped off the pace for third.

Two wins for Mey this month was one of his quieter competitions, but his 38 awards for the year already equals his best achieved in 2003. He has 184 awards on the All Time Table.

Richard's win was his 14th this year and his total is now 145.

An excellent month for David with three awards, 15 for the year and 63 all up. He is in clear fourth place on the All Time Table.


1

  Mey Kraus

44  

Remember me when I am gone away...

2

  Richard Grantham

41  

Sonnet #69

3

  David Bourke

30  

'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - Band Aid

4

  Tony Crafter

23  

Hey Nikita is it cold...

5

  Rosie Perera

18  

Jesus' seven "I AM" declarations in the gospel of John:


RUDE:

There were three strong contenders here in what was a close battle.

Rick was the early leader with Mey is close second. Day Two saw another member, mod (Matthew O'Dempsey), open a narrow margin, which carried him to the line for his first award.


1

  mod

29  

Penthouse Magazine = Menage-a-one... shut zip.

2

  Mey Kraus

25  

Polanski, the director = "It's OK to rape children."

3

  Tony Crafter

22  

Sildenafil (Viagra) = Sir filled a vagina!

3

  Rick Rothstein

22  

The pleasures of being a rock musician = Main scenario's the fuckable groupies!


AWARDMASTER'S AWARD FOR THE BEST ANAGRAM OF A NON-WINNING AUTHOR

Generally, we tend to select shorter anagrams here, but occasionally we do pick longer anagrams as we did last month.

This month we looked closely at JB's General and Entertainment, Hans-Peter's People's Names, Rick's Other Names, Tony's Medium and Joe's Long. It was Tony's that really caught my fancy and it could have been a winner in most months' competitions.

Tony Crafter with:
The leader of the conquistadores, Hernando Cortez =
He rode forth on a desire to conquer the Aztecs' land.

This was his fourth award.


Corrected Points for the Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award can be found here.

Thank you all for participating and voting in this month's awards. Congratulations to the winners.


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Updated: May 10, 2016


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